Re: [Evolution] What could be wrong?

Thanks Milan,

Sorry, running 3.12.2

And sorry again, I am not a linux tinkerer but just a user. I will have
to really think about how to do what you have asked.  Maybe I can.. but
then again.  

I am not sure if just trying to switch to calendar gave the freeze.
Other times it will freeze for no apparent reason.  I will be sitting
doing something else (not working with E) and I notice that the CPU fan
starts running harder so I check the monitor and the CPUs are at maximum
and E is the only process running but it is running at maximum. Again a
reboot will fix it.

It doesn't do this too often. Every day or so.  

I am going to have to learn the error log system on linux.  

Thanks, Don

On Wed, 2014-09-03 at 14:40 +0200, Milan Crha wrote:
On Wed, 2014-09-03 at 08:30 -0400, Donald Sowers wrote:

I have been using Evolution (E) for years.

Lately I am having it freeze.

This morning, I was in email and clicked on calendar and E froze.

I quickly brought up my system monitor, my 4 cores on the processor
usage increased to near maximum and then the percentage of usage 
to go down as the memory usage increases.  As memory usage gets near
maximum (3.1 GB) the 4 cores usage drop to about 5% which is normal.
Swap is running at 50% usage.

The computer at this stage is very unresponsive but I try to go in 
kill the E process.  Very long wait for a response but it does kill 
process and all goes back to near normal.

If at this point, I start E again the process above is repeated.

The only way I have found to stop E totally is reboot and after boot 
acts as it should.


I am running SolydX.  AMD Phenom II processor.  4gb RAM.  Swap 4gb
64gb SSD drive.   POP3

What is wrong?  What can I do?

Thanks for any replies.  I have tried many times to go to another 
client but E gives me the best results except for this now freezing

what is your evolution version, please?

You can run evolution as:
   $ evolution -c mail
which opens in a Mail view, which is not freezing your system.

By the way, the freeze/slowdown of the system is due to high swap use. 

Please install debuginfo packages for evolution-data-serer and 
evolution, then see which processes are using the CPU (it can be 
evolution, or evolution-calendar-factory in this case) and then get a 
backtrace of that one with gdb command:
   $ gdb --batch --ex "t a a bt" -pid=`pidof evolution` &>bt.txt
Please check the bt.txt for any private information, like passwords, 
email address, server addresses,... I usually search for "pass" at 
least (quotes for clarity only).

Then it can be searched whether the issue is known or new.

As you get this when switching to a Calendar view, what Calendars, 
Memo lists and Task lists do you have configured? On This 
Computer/Personal is a default one for each of them.

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